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Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region

Project No 7OMA13005
Title Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region
Description Within the framework of the collaboration between ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), (ITU-IMPACT initiative) and, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Agreement signed on 15 December 2012 between the Information Technology Authority of the Sultanate of Oman and the International Telecommunication Union, the main goal of the project is to setup a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region, with the support of Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman represented by Oman CERT (OCERT). This setup will not only provide a better reach for ITU’s cybersecurity related initiatives in the region but will also enhance the capacity, capability, readiness, skills and knowledge in the areas of Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Human Capacity Building for the Arab Region. The Cyber security Innovation Centre will be hosted by OCERT, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Status Ongoing
Time Frame From 1/2/2013 To 1/9/2016
Funding Funded
Beneficiary Countries Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros (Union of the), Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
ITU Project Management Team AL-HADDAD, E. Mr.
OBISO, M. Mr.
Implementing Agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Keywords Cybersecurity
Relation to the Resolutions
Study Period Reference Chapter/ProgNo Title
2002Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5/6Implementation of national, regional, interregional and global projects
2006Res. 172A / 1/2/3/4/5Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2006Res. 452A / 3Mechanisms for enhancing cooperation on cybersecurity, including combating spam
2010Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2010Res. 450 / 0Mechanisms for enhancing cooperation on cybersecurity, including combating spam
2010Res. 690 / 0Creation of national computer incident response teams, particularly for developing countries, and cooperation between them
2012Res. 170 / 0Implementation of regionally approved initiatives at the national, regional, interregional and global levels
2012Res. 450 / 0Mechanisms for enhancing cooperation on cybersecurity, including combating spam
2012Res. 690 / 0Creation of national computer incident response teams, particularly for developing countries, and cooperation between them
Relation to the WSIS Action Lines
C04Capacity building
C05Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
Financial Scale (CHF) More than 1'000'000